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Does anyone know who the target was?

If it's LulzSec, as the article assumes, I would hope they have good reasons to do so. LulzSec is a group of hackers searching for recognition. By chasing them they are giving them more publicity.

How expensive is it to spin up a VPS and start poisoning data centers? Three racks to take down one site? It would be a nightmare of a whack-a-mole game on a global scale.

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